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Title: Cracks and Crevices. "History on the Couch: Essays in History and Psychoanalysis" by Joy Damousi and Robert Reynolds (eds) [review]
Authors: MacKinnon, Dolly
Keywords: Australian
Book Reviews
Publishing
Steven Greenblatt
Peter Gay
Freud for Historians
Sigmund Freud
Carl Jung
Alfred Adler
John Cash
Catharine Coleborne
kylie valentine
Maggie Nolan
John Rickard
Bain Attwood
Donald Thompson
Christopher E. Forth
Henri-Frederic Amiel
Miriam Dixon
Marjorie O'Loughlin
Nicola Nixon
Christina Twomey
Esther Faye
Rose Lucas
Dolly MacKinnon
Judith Brett
Issue Date: Oct-2003
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: MacKinnon, Dolly 2003. Cracks and Crevices. Review of "History on the Couch: Essays in History and Psychoanalysis" by Joy Damousi and Robert Reynolds (eds). 'Australian Book Review', No 255, October, 14.
Series/Report no.: No 255
Abstract: These essays explore the legacy of Freud and the post-Freudian evolution of ideas by Erik Erickson, Anna Freud, Melanie Klein et al. with varying degrees of success. Many of the essays read easily, while some are opaque because of their theoretical foregrounding. These essays ask us questions we may not have thought of, nor had the courage to ask or even answer. The best essays in the collection provide a complex rereading of historical events through the lens of psychoanalysis. They show us the value of the evidence to be found between the ‘cracks and crevices’ of the past, and reveal the history of the unconscious and its role in forming individual and collective histories.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/518
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 255 - October, 2003

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